Session Schedule

The 2014 WPC congress addressed "The Future of Fragrance" over three days of sessions with industry-leading experts. The 2016 conference program has not yet been built. Please join the WPC mailing list for announcements. Interested in speaking? Contact Jeb Gleason-Allured for information.

Tuesday, June 10


Track: WPC

WPC Keynote: Making the Invisible Visible

Speaker: Fabian Oefner, Artist, Studio Oefner


Track: WPC

Growth Opportunities and Innovation in Fragrances

Panelists: Tanja Deurloo, Independent Scent Expert and Founder, Annindriya
Anne-Sophie Dussert, R&D Head of Development, Clarins
Emmanuelle Moeglin, Global Fragrance Analyst, Mintel
Ruth Sutcliffe, Sr. Marketing Director and Fragrance Designer, COTY


Track: WPC

Growth Markets: Asia

Panelists: Kenji Maruyama, Executive Director, Senior Perfumer, Takasago International Corp.
Shigeru Sawamura, Senior Principal Researcher Global R&D – Perfumery Development, Kao Corporation
Kedar Vaze, Perfumer/Owner, Kelkar Group

Track: WPC

Technology Think Tank: Innovation Needs for Future Product Development

Panelists: Miguel Alemañy, Director, Research & Development, Procter & Gamble Co.
Thierry Audibert, Global Head of Fragrance Science & Technology, Givaudan
Mike Popplewell, Vice President, Corporate R&D, International Flavors & Fragrances/LMR


Track: WPC

Fragrance Education and Research

Panelists: Christophe Laudamiel, Master Perfumer, DreamAir Studio
Dr. Claus Noppeney, Professor, Bern University of the Arts & Business School at Bern University of Applied Sciences
Jenny Tillotson, PhD, Central Saint Martins / Sensory Design & Technology Ltd

Track: WPC

The Role of Packaging in the Sensory Experience of Products

Moderator: Jeff Falk, Editor in Chief GCI and Cosmetics & Toiletries, Allured Business Media

Panelists: Anne Abriat, Senior Director, Fragrance and Sensory, Coty Geneva S.A Versoix
Francois Duquesne, Co-Founder and CEO, Fragrance Republic LLC
Sandy Gregory, Fragrance Marketing Director, MWV

Wednesday, June 11


Track: WPC

IFRA Session: Building Consumer Confidence through Effective Risk Management

Moderator: Hans Bender, Consultant, External Relations

Speakers: David Basketter , Consultant, Toxicologist
Paul Chowhan, Ministry of Health, Canada
Julie Girling, MEP for the South West, United Kingdom, European Parliament
Stefan Schreck, Head of Unit, European Commission - DG SANCO C2
Matthias Vey, Scientific Director, IFRA


Track: WPC

IFRA Session: Enhancing Innovation Through the Appropriate Protection of Trade Secrets

Moderator: Thomas Tindemans, CEO, H+K Strategies, Global Co-Head Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategie

Panelists: Michael Carlos, President, Fragrance Division, Givaudan
Charles Cronin, Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California Law School
Claire Guillemin, Expert for Trade Secrets, IP and EU Advocacy
Florina Telea, Policy Officer, Legal Adviser, European Commission (invited)


Track: WPC

Growth Markets: Africa & Middle East

Moderator: Irina Barbalova, Head of Global Beauty and Personal Care Research, Euromonitor International
Izaskun Bengoechea, Research Manager, Euromonitor International

Panelists: Jayram Joshi, Regional Sales Manager, Eurofragrance
Kate Williams, Creative Perfumer, SevenScent

Track: WPC

Smart Sustainability

Panelists: Mickael Blais , Sustainability Programme Leader, Givaudan
Saori Dubourg, President, Nutrition & Health Division, BASF
Jonathan Warr, Senior Vice President Research & Development, Takasago International Corp.


Track: WPC

Industry Growth Markets: Latin America

Panelists: Danielle Bibas, Global Vice President Fine Fragrances, Avon Cosméticos Ltda.
Fanny Moreau, Perfumer, Mon Absolu

Thursday, June 12


Track: WPC

Awards Presentation

Speakers: To be announced


Track: WPC

The Future of Fragrance

Panelists: Sarah Bensadoun, Coordinator, Fleurs d'Exception du Pays de Grasse
Michael Carlos, President, Fragrance Division, Givaudan
Patricia de Nicolaï Michau, Parfumeur Créateur and President, l’Osmothèque


Track: WPC

Ingredients for a Sustainable Future

Panelists: Boet Brinkgreve, President Ingredient Division, Firmenich
Jason Kelly, Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks
Torsten Kulke, VP Global Innovation, Fragrances & Oral Care, Symrise AG
Bernard Toulemonde, General Manager, IFF-LMR Naturals, International Flavors & Fragrances/LMR

Track: WPC

Reinventing Consumer Engagement in a Multichannel World

Panelists: Francois Duquesne, Co-Founder and CEO, Fragrance Republic LLC
Paul Laroue, Chief Marketing Officer, tru fragrance


Track: WPC

Perfumery Roundtable

Moderator: Jim Krivda, Senior Perfumer, Vice President, MANE

Panelists: Jordi Castells, VP Perfumery
Emilie Coppermann, Senior Perfumer, Symrise AG
Anne Flipo, Perfumer, International Flavors & Fragrances/LMR
Rafael Trujillo, Research Fellow and Senior Perfumer, The Procter & Gamble Co.

All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.